Playing to the gallery
In what is described as one of its most challenging projects to date, Signs Express (Sheffield) was privileged to work with the renowned UK-based French painter, muralist and screen-printer Florence Blanchard in the creation of her latest ‘Particles’ piece that was featured across the window frontage of the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield.
Taken from an original artwork, the artist’s design had to be completely vectored in individual sections by the Signs Express team, in order to produce an eye catching combination of textures and special effects and so that it could be scaled across the high-profile of the Gallery entrance.
Since it wasn’t possible to install any colour section at the same time, it was necessary to create numerous registration marks to build a background framework on which to insert and build up the colours. A variety of translucent, solid-coloured, fluorescent, special-effect and double-sided gold-coloured vinyl materials were employed for the project, with each section building on the depth of colour to accurately replicate the overall effect of the original design.
It was the first time Florence Blanchardhad worked with vinyl, but she expressed her overall satisfaction at the way the materials had performed and the end result achieved.